University of Virginia Lacrosse Player Guilty of Murder- Category:(default)
University of Virginian Lacrosse player George Huguely V was found guilty by a jury after about 9 hours of deliberations.
University of Virginia Lacrosse Player Guilty of Murder
“The Huguely jury bravely executed their oath of service in a sensational murder case which contained issues of domestic violence, alcohol use, and cutting edge forensic evidence. The jury clearly put their emotions aside in rejecting a first degree murder charge and instead convicting Huguely of second degree murder, says Rene Sandler, a leading criminal defense attorney.” That’s according to high-profile criminal attorney, Rene Sandler.
"This jury was thoughtful and obviously gave great consideration to the evidence and testimony presented," added attorney Sandler who explains that the jury had to reconcile and overcome very different expert medical opinions for the prosecution and defense to render a unanimous verdict which is exceedingly difficult to do in any case but particularly so where evidence was so graphic and testimony so emotional.
According to Sandler the jury clearly took their oath seriously and put emotions aside. The defense succeeded in some regard by its strategy to put the victim's behavior and character at issue to set up the defense. The jury recommended a 25 year sentence for Huguely to serve rather than the maximum 40 years he was facing.
What’s more, Sandler said that this criminal case presented cutting edge forensics, DNA evidence, medical, domestic violence, use of alcohol, and technology (email).
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